The 25,000-acre park is located at just 20km from Bangalore city. Besides tigers, it is also home to panthers, lions, and birds. Sandalwood tress, neem, tamarind and many other medicinal varities are found here. The park was constituted in 1971, and includes 10 reserve forests of Anekal Range of the Bangalore Forest Division.
There is a Safari Park where you can go on a lion safari and a tiger safari, visit the crocodile farm, the reptile park, and a museum. The Zoological Garden has a good collection of reptiles. Trekkers can enjoy climbing the Uddigebande peak and the Mirza Hill. You can also find a natural rock formation, Hajjamana Kallu.
The Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park. The Champaka Dharna Swamy Temple built in the Dravidian style of the Hoysala age is closeby. The temple huses an image of Vishnu with his consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi. The Suvarnamukhi hill from where the stream originates, has a shrine dedicated to Narasimha. About two km away is the Suvarnamukhi pond whose waters are said to have curative powers.
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